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Robert J. McGuinness fonds

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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978. II. McGuinn…
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Reference Code
M460
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 460
Sous-Fonds
M 460
Accession Number
960
3707
2018.9000
Reference Code
M460
GMD
Textual record
Plan
Postcard
Private record
Date Range
1940-1950
1954
1955
1960
1977
1978
1980-1983
Physical Description
1.11 cm of textual records (34 pages : 29 x 42 cm or smaller) -- 9 architectural drawings : annotations ; 89 x 58 cm or smaller
History / Biographical
Originally from ancient Iveagh, which is now County Down, Ireland, the McGuinness family eventually migrated to Liverpool at an unknown time. The McGuinness family were provision merchants in Liverpool, but found supplies limited so they emigrated to Canada. Born on June 20, 1886 in Liverpool, Father Robert James McGuinness moved to Belleville, Ontario, Canada with his family in 1890. He had 7 brothers and sisters, including Oswald A. McGuinness, who settled in Invermere, British Columbia. Robert attended St. Lawrence College in Ampleforth, Yorkshire, and completed his studies at St. Servan in Rhiems, France, qualifying as an engineer. He held a position with the federal government upon his return to Canada, however when World War I broke out Robert served in the 29th Battalion of CRTS building pontoons behind European battle lines. After returning to Canada, Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as an architectural engineer, which brought him west to Banff, Alberta. Robert was the resident architectural engineer overlooking the construction of the Banff Springs Hotel expansion in the 1920's. In the late 1920's, Robert traveled to Rome to enter the seminary and four years later he was ordained as a priest. After serving as priest in Calgary, Robert was appointed Catholic priest in Banff in 1936, where he lived and worked until his death in 1961. To fulfill a personal dream, Robert designed and supervised the construction of the new church building and grounds for St. Mary's Parish (St. Mary's of the Assumption) which was completed in 1951. During his years in Europe, Robert visited ancient churches and cathedrals which influenced the design of the church, primarily the Norman Chateau architectural style. Robert was also a talented artist. Some of his work can be seen in galleries in New York and in Banff. His work has been reproduced for Canadian Pacific Railway tourism material, including the Spiral Tunnels postcard included in this fonds. Robert died in Calgary on June 17, 1961, just shy of his 75th birthday, after being ill for a few months.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series:
I. St. Mary's Parish, ca.1945-1983, 0.16 cm, and contains two sub-series: A. Architecture, ca.1945-1983 (architectural plans, general information); B. Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings (pertaining to Father McGuinness and St. Mary's Parish), 1950-1978.
II. McGuinness Family, 1953-1977, 1 cm (private records, including handwritten notes, a memoir, and a postcard).
Notes
. IYounger brother Oswald was a surveyor who built the road from Invermere to Calgary
There is some indication that Robert had a role in the construction of the Bow River Bridge or the collection of the stones used for the bridge, but this is unconfirmed
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Subject Access
Architecture
Art
Banff
Buildings
Churches
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Family and personal life
Professional and Personal Life
Religions
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ontario
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
08.3 / Si 3m / Pam
08.3 / B22 stm / Pam
08.3 / Sa 2 / Pam
Creator
McGuinness, Robert J.
Category
Family and personal life
Religions
Biographical Source Notes
Based on contents of the fonds
https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/o/g/Laurie-Goggin/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0444.html
"St. Mary's of the Assumption" pamphlet printed by the Crag and Canyon in Banff (08.3/Sa 2/Pam)
http://www.stmarysparishbanff.ca/history/
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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Architectural and Grounds Plans for St. Mary's Parish

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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of architectural and grounds plans and drawings for St. Mary's Parish in Banff, comprising 9 sheets, H58 x W89 cm to H43 x W58 cm. Plans are possibly diazotype (diazo) prints. Designed by Father Robert McGuinness. Donated by Stevenson Raines Barrett Christie Hutton Seton & Partners (l…
Date Range
[ca.1945-1951]
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 1-9 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Plan
Textual record
Architectural drawing
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M460
Series
M460 / I : St. Mary's Parish
Sous-Fonds
M460
Sub-Series
M460 / I / A : Architecture
Accession Number
3707
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 1-9 O.S.
GMD
Plan
Textual record
Architectural drawing
Date Range
[ca.1945-1951]
Physical Description
9 architectural drawings : annotations ; 89 x 58 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of architectural and grounds plans and drawings for St. Mary's Parish in Banff, comprising 9 sheets, H58 x W89 cm to H43 x W58 cm.
Plans are possibly diazotype (diazo) prints.
Designed by Father Robert McGuinness.
Donated by Stevenson Raines Barrett Christie Hutton Seton & Partners (later Raines Finlayson Barrett) to the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary.
Notes
Father Robert McGuinness was an engineer with the Canadian federal government and the Canadian Pacific Railway before entering the priesthood. After becoming ordained in Rome, Father McGuinness traveled around Europe and his designs for St. Mary's Parish were influenced by the ancient stone churches he visited during his travels.
The church was known by different names, including: St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Mary's Catholic Church. It is currently called St. Mary's Parish.
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Subject Access
Churches
Architecture
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Buildings
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Reproduction Restrictions
Originals are held in the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Libraries.
Copies are for reference only.
Language
English
Category
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Helen (Fulmer) Wells scrapbook

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Part Of
Helen Fulmer Wells fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing a broad selection of clippings, photographs and notes pertaining to the history of Banff, including development, events, buildings and personalities. Material pertains to the period between ca.1890 and ca.1970
Date Range
[ca. 1950-1970]
Reference Code
M480 / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Helen Fulmer Wells fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M480 / V675
Series
I. Textual records
Sous-Fonds
M480
Accession Number
3881
Reference Code
M480 / 1
GMD
Scrapbook
Responsibility
Extensive annotation by Helen Wells and Sylvia Vosburgh
Date Range
[ca. 1950-1970]
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records (190 pages ; 30.5 x 37 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing a broad selection of clippings, photographs and notes pertaining to the history of Banff, including development, events, buildings and personalities. Material pertains to the period between ca.1890 and ca.1970
Name Access
Wells, Helen Fulmer
Peyto, Bill
Luxton, Norman
Luxton, Eleanor
Liddell, Ken
Lonsdale, Tom
Phillips, Walter J.
Simpson, Jimmy, Jr.
Subject Access
Anniversary
Architecture
Art
Banff Crag and Canyon
Banff Indian Days
Bridges
Buildings and facilities
Community events
Community life
Events
Family and personal life
History
Hotels
Indigenous Peoples
Mountaineers
Newspaper
Obituary
Oldtimers
The Albertan
Townsite development
Geographic Access
Banff
Bankhead
Bow Lake
Lake Minnewanka
Bow Valley
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title supplied by Sylvia Vosburgh, daughter of Helen Wells and written on outside cover
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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Bits and pieces, very interesting [scrapbook]

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Part Of
Helen Fulmer Wells fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook which contains mainly clippings, as well as some personal and family items, pertaining to Banff and region, events and personalities, mountain areas, local, regional and western Canadian history, and mountaineering expeditions and accomplishments. Material covers the p…
Date Range
[ca. 1950-1970]
Reference Code
M480 / 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Helen Fulmer Wells fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M480 / V675
Series
I. Textual records
Sous-Fonds
M480
Accession Number
4087
Reference Code
M480 / 2
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
[ca. 1950-1970]
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (93 pages ; 30 x 37 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook which contains mainly clippings, as well as some personal and family items, pertaining to Banff and region, events and personalities, mountain areas, local, regional and western Canadian history, and mountaineering expeditions and accomplishments. Material covers the period between ca.1900 and ca.1970
Name Access
Wells, Helen Fulmer
Subject Access
Architecture
Art
Buildings and facilities
Community events
Events
Family and personal life
History
Indigenous Peoples
Newspaper
Obituary
Oldtimers
Trains
Geographic Access
Banff
Canmore
Bow Valley
Banff National Park
Mount Assiniboine
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title supplied by Sylvia Vosburgh, daughter of Helen Wells, and written inside scrapbook
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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Jock McCowan scrapbook

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, brochures, business cards, and advertisements for businesses around Banff and Lake Louise. Includes a mix of magazine and newspaper clippings in both black and white and in colour, postcards, advertising for hotels like the King Edward Hotel, Hom…
Date Range
1913 - 1981
Reference Code
M135 / II / A / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
M135 / II - Textual Materials
Sous-Fonds
M135
Sub-Series
V407 / II / A - Scrapbooks
Accession Number
7730
Reference Code
M135 / II / A / 1
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
1913 - 1981
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (26 pages ; 30 x 37 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, brochures, business cards, and advertisements for businesses around Banff and Lake Louise. Includes a mix of magazine and newspaper clippings in both black and white and in colour, postcards, advertising for hotels like the King Edward Hotel, Homestead Inn, Mount Royal Hotel, Castle Mountain Lodge, and the Chateau Lake Louise, and a cover of the Sky Line Trail Hiker bulletin featuring members of the Royal Family.
Name Access
McCowan, Jock
Subject Access
Advertising
Animals
Architecture
Buildings and facilities
Businesses
Cascade Hotel
Castle Mountain
Chateau Lake Louise
Entertainment
Festival
Leisure
Newspaper
Postcards
Recreation
Royal tours
Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Souvenir
The Albertan
Tourist information
Travel
Winter Carnival
Geographic Access
Banff
Lake Louise
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Creator
Jock McCowan
Title Source
From accession record
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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'Hermit's Hut Castle Mt.' Harry Pollard Framed Print

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
1 framed print, black and white, titled 'Hermit's Hut Castle Mt'. Attached clear plastic pocket at back of the frame holding a biographical article about Harry Pollard (presumably the creator of the photograph).
Date Range
[ca. 1925 - ca. 1940]
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 9 O.S.
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Framed print
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / III / D / 4 : Personal and Family Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 9 O.S.
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Framed print
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1925 - ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 Framed Photograph: print; b&w
History / Biographical
Harry Pollard (1880 - 1968) was a famous photographer in Western Canada, who was notable for his photography of Canadian Indigenous peoples and cultures. From the Provincial Archives of Alberta: "In 1924 the Associated Screen News, a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), hired [Harry] Pollard to photograph their global ocean cruises for promotional purposes. It was this job that took him around the world 14 times".
Scope & Content
1 framed print, black and white, titled 'Hermit's Hut Castle Mt'. Attached clear plastic pocket at back of the frame holding a biographical article about Harry Pollard (presumably the creator of the photograph).
Subject Access
Canadian Pacific Railway
Associated Screen News
Photography
Architecture
Mountain
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Access Restrictions
This item is not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of its identified copyright owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
This item is not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of its identified copyright owner(s).
Language
English
Creator
Harry Pollard, Associated Screen News
Biographical Source Notes
https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Details.aspx?ObjectID=PR0125&dv=True&deptID=1
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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St. Mary's Church in Banff, Alberta

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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a copy of an article pertaining to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Banff, Alberta, comprising 6 pages, H27.5 x W21 cm. The undated article was written by Annalise Walker, the curator for the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Libraries. The article reference…
Date Range
[ca.1980-1983]
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 10
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M460
Series
M460 / I : St. Mary's Parish
Sous-Fonds
M460
Sub-Series
M460 / I / A : Architecture
Accession Number
3707
Reference Code
M460 / I / A / 10
GMD
Textual record
Date Range
[ca.1980-1983]
Physical Description
0.01 cm of textual records (6 pages ; 21 x 27.5 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of a copy of an article pertaining to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Banff, Alberta, comprising 6 pages, H27.5 x W21 cm. The undated article was written by Annalise Walker, the curator for the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Libraries. The article references the architectural design of the church, biographical information about Father Robert McGuinness, and the final built decor and design (stained glass windows, gneiss stone exterior, main alter), as well as a description of the later designs for an addition.
Notes
The article was gifted to the Whyte Museum from the Canadian Architectural Archives along with the architectural and grounds plans drawings
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Walker, Annalise
Subject Access
Architecture
Banff
Banff National Park
Buildings
Churches
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Stone structures
Biographical
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Language
English
Creator
Walker, Annalise
Category
Religions
Title Source
Title given by author
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two hand-written letters from Father Robert McGuinness to Alfred Roberts, comprising 7 sheets and 2 envelopes, H27.5 x W21 cm to H9.5 x W16.5. One letter is dated February 11, 1955. One letter is dated October 26, 1954. Topics discussed include: McGuinness' role as inspecting engin…
Date Range
1954-1955
Reference Code
M460 / I / B / 1-2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M460
Series
M460 / I / : St. Mary's Parish
Sous-Fonds
M460
Sub-Series
M460 / I / B : Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings
Accession Number
960
Reference Code
M460 / I / B / 1-2
GMD
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
1954-1955
Physical Description
0.05 cm of textual records (9 pages ; 21 x 27.5 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of two hand-written letters from Father Robert McGuinness to Alfred Roberts, comprising 7 sheets and 2 envelopes, H27.5 x W21 cm to H9.5 x W16.5.
One letter is dated February 11, 1955.
One letter is dated October 26, 1954.
Topics discussed include: McGuinness' role as inspecting engineer for the Banff Springs Hotel expansion; McGuinness' travels and religious education in Rome and Wales; architecture (primarily the Norman Chateau style) of St. Mary's Parish, including sketches; traveling to Liverpool by ship; and material he used while presiding over a wedding service.
Notes
Letters were posted to Alfred V. Roberts in San Diego. McGuinness mentions in one of the letters that Alfred was also an engineer and that they were in Canada at some point together.
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
Roberts, Alfred V.
Subject Access
Architecture
Banff
Hotels
Churches
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Professional and Personal Life
Religions
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
Stone structures
Travel
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
United States of America
San Diego
Language
English
Creator
McGuinness, Robert J.
Category
Religions
Communications
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Norman Bethune Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook that contains postcards and photographs of bridges from throughout England, the United States of America, and Canada.
Date Range
1909-1931, [n.d.]
Reference Code
M3 / 30
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Norman Bethune Sanson fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M3 / V246
Sous-Fonds
M3
Sub-Series
2. Postcards, n.d.
Accession Number
181
Reference Code
M3 / 30
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
1909-1931, [n.d.]
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records (94 pages ; 29.5 x 37 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook that contains postcards and photographs of bridges from throughout England, the United States of America, and Canada.
Subject Access
Postcards
Family and personal life
Travel
Architecture
Bridges
Trains
Geographic Access
England
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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[Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia Scrapbook]

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Part Of
Norman Bethune Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook that contains postcards and photographs of scenic views of Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, Victoria and surrounding environs.
Date Range
1909-1931, [n.d.]
Reference Code
M3 / 34
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Norman Bethune Sanson fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M3 / V246
Sous-Fonds
M3
Sub-Series
2. Postcards, n.d.
Accession Number
109
Reference Code
M3 / 34
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
1909-1931, [n.d.]
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records (51 pages ; 29 x 41 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook that contains postcards and photographs of scenic views of Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, Victoria and surrounding environs.
Subject Access
Postcards
Family and personal life
Travel
Architecture
History
Geographic Access
Toronto
Vancouver
Victoria
Ontario
Quebec
British Columbia
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
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